Scottish Lion  Rampant Signet Ring  HY 9290         “NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT”

In Latin, this means “No one attacks me with impune”                                                                   In Scottish, it means “Wha daur meddle wi me?”  and for the rest of us, it means “don’t mess with me if you don’t want to get hurt.”

This rare, definitely Scottish signet Ring featuring the Scottish Lion rampant and Scottish Thistles on both sides is designed, patented and created by the talented team at Hamilton & Young Jewelers and Designers. They are located on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, home of Scotland’s gold and silver-smiths since 1480. I cannot say enough about this ring that was made to sell for over $110 ( value is determined by the amount of pure silver included in the mix). It is beautifully hand-crafted, detailed in the finest British 925 Sterling Silver and finished with Palladium ( a member of the Platinum family of precious metals) for durability and enhancement of the natural beauty of high quality sterling silver. We will send this awesome ring to the lucky person who loves Scotland and appreciates the rich Scottish culture and turbulent struggle for independence from English rule. This solid ring is available in sizes: 8,9,10,11,12,13 and 14 and will be sent from our local inventory in a beautiful blue and gold jewelers presentation box.  Please include your required ring size with your order.

The lion traditionally symbolizes courage, nobility, royalty, strength and valor, attributes fitting for the “King of Beasts.” It is believed that William 1 (1165-1214) referred to himself as ” William The Lion” and incorporated the Lion Rampant on his Battle Standard, calling it “The Lion of Bravery.” King Richard 1 (Richard The Lion Heart) also used the design in his heraldry during the 12th century. The “Lion Rampant” refers to the position of the lion. It is shown as a profile of a lion standing upright on both hind legs with his forelegs raised as he readies for battle, with claws unsheathed as he is ready to strike. Battle Standards (flags) were important as they were used to identify opposite combatants during fierce hand to hand combat.

The Lion Rampant later became incorporated into the royal coat of arms of Scotland with the Latin Motto ” NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT” which translates to read “NO ONE ATTACKS ME WITH IMPUNE.” In “Scottish” that can be translated into ” WHA DAUR MEDDLE WI ME?” Either way you look at it, it means “DON’T MESS WITH ME IF YOU DON’T WANT TO GET HURT.” The Lion Rampant design was also incorporated into the Great Seal of Scotland which was placed on all official documents. Like the Thistle, the Lion Rampant can is displayed with pride throughout Scotland. “That’s who we are.”

The copywrite for this handsome ring design is owned by Hamilton & Young so it will remain unique, and look at the history you can wear on your finger. It is an attention getter and great gift for any occasion. We can send it to any address within the continental United States, postage free, in a beautiful blue and gold jewelers presentation box. Be sure to include the ring size you require with your order.